Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tractor Trailer Truck,Box Truck, and Pickup Truck Collide on the Mass Pike


Auburn Fire Rescue Department and the Charlton Fire Department at 4:19 A.M. responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Mass Pike East about one mile West of Exit 10.  The motor vehicle accident involved a tractor trailer truck, box truck, and pickup truck.

Three drivers were transported to the hospital by ambulance.  Auburn transported one driver to Saint Vincent Hospital.  Charlton Fire and Sturbridge Fire both transported one driver to UMass Medical Center University Campus all with non-life threatening injuries.      

Approximately 125 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.  The Department of Environmental Protection Agency and the Auburn Water District were notified and responded to the scene.  Mass D.O.T. assisted with hazard mitigation.

State Police are investigating the cause of the accident.  The Mass Pike East near the 89.1 mile marker only has one lane open.

AFRD is still on scene assisting with mitigation.  Below are pictures for the media.

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson

Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Electrical Fire at Sears


At 12:02 a.m. the Auburn Fire Rescue Department responded to Sears at the Auburn Mall for a reported electrical fire.  The first arriving Engine reported a small electrical fire in one of the main electric panels in a storage room.  

Sears had been experiencing electrical issues prior to the reported fire and notified their electrician and National Grid.  National Grid was on scene prior to the AFRD working on diagnosing the problem.  The fire was extinguished quickly once the power was shut off.
Sears will remain closed until the problem is fixed.  No one was injured at the scene.  Any questions regarding when Sears will open should be directed to them.   

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson

Friday, November 13, 2015

Vehicle Crashes through Honey Farms on Southbridge St.


At 1:10 p.m. The Auburn Fire Rescue Department along with Auburn Police responded to a reported motor vehicle that had driven through the front of the Honey Farms Mini Mart at 714 Southbridge St. On arrival the elderly female driver was out of the car and was uninjured in the crash.
Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said that the damage to the building was not structural and there were no concerns about the stability of the building. “The majority of the damage was to the plate glass windows and to some of the sills. The Building Commissioner is on scene and has evaluated the structure.” Coleman said. Chief Coleman also stated that the Board of Health was on scene and will be closing the store until the cleanup is complete and they pass an inspection on Monday.

The accident is under investigation by the Auburn Police Department.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Auburn Fire Rescue Holds Their Annual Poster Contest Breakfast


The Auburn Fire Rescue Department held it's annual poster contest breakfast at the fire station this morning.  The breakfast recognized students in grades 1-5 who best depicted the fire prevention theme "HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP: EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A WORKING SMOKE ALARM" in an art poster.  

The goal of the poster contest is to educate students on various fire safety topics.  This years theme revolved around smoke detectors.  Smoke detectors are an early warning device for people, alerting them to a fire emergency.  In Massachusetts 20% of all home fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke detectors or without working smoke detectors.  Having working smoke detectors increases a persons chance of survival in a home fire.  

The poster contest gives students a chance to show firefighters what they have learned from the fire education classes provided by the Auburn Fire Rescue Department.  "This year we received hundreds of great posters from the Auburn Public Schools reflecting the given theme.  It was very hard to judge, but help from the public through our Facebook page made it easier" said Lt. Shawn Steele.    

Trevor Fuller was the overall winner and Sydney Mercadante was the overall runner up.  Both were awarded a bicycle.  Other grade winners were awarded a tee shirt.  They were Nathan Minor, Rebekah Ferreira, Sadie Szczepaniak, Liana Adina, Ella Ferguson, Kelsey Lee, Amelia Whitney, Annika Berg, Lia McDonalds, and Sean Derenas.
We would like to thank the Auburn Public Schools and their art teachers for their support in this collaborative effort.  

Pictures for media use.

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poster Contest Breakfast


The Auburn Fire Rescue Department will be hosting its annual poster contest breakfast.  The breakfast will start at 8:30 A.M, Thursday November 12, 2015 at the Auburn Fire Rescue Department located at 47 Auburn Street.  Media organizations are invited.  

Each year students from grades 1 through 5 submit posters reflecting the fire prevention theme of the year.  This year's theme was "HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP: EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A WORKING SMOKE ALARM."
All of the student posters were great and reflected the need for having working working smoke detectors.  The posters were judged by firefighters and the public through Facebook.    

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson

Monday, November 2, 2015

Motor Vehicle Fire and Accident at Vine Street & Richard Street


At 7:01 p.m. the Auburn Fire Rescue Department responded to the intersection of Vine Street and Richard Street for a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle on fire.  Upon arrival of the accident, AFRD crews found two vehicles on fire.  All of the vehicle occupants were out of the vehicle upon the fire departments arrival.   

One person out of the four people was transported to St. Vincent Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.  No other injuries were reported.  

Pictures for the media

Photos courtesy of the Auburn Police Department

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson